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Smart Specialisation Strategies for Learning Regions
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Smart Specialisation Strategies for Learning Regions

Is transnational learning across regions possible, and how to best foster that? This was the leading question of a seminar organized in Brussels in April by Smartspec, a research project with a consortium of academics, experts and regional policy-makers. Regions in Europe are putting up Smart Specialisation Strategies (S3) following the new EU agenda for … Continue reading

Reforms of national innovation policies in Europe
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Reforms of national innovation policies in Europe

Many European countries have introduced important reforms in their innovation policies since the year 2000. Countries with traditionally “mission-oriented” policies have introduced many new “diffusion-oriented” instruments, and vice-versa. Are we witnessing a trend towards convergence of innovation policies, and ultimately of innovation systems? The answer is very simple, and yet quite complex. Simply put the … Continue reading